Voices of Verismo 2021

Saturday October 2nd, 2:00 pm

Alden Park Bandstand

Mare Island, Vallejo

Free outdoor concert


Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Event Guide


Verismo Opera Company joins Vallejo’s Waterfront Weekend festival with an afternoon of beloved melodies from operas by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti, Strauss, Bizet and more. Join us in an open air concert at the Bandstand in Alden Park on historic Mare Island and celebrate with over 35 company members in our first performance since the beginning of the pandemic!

Nearby, sample wine at Vino Godfather, a brew at Mare Island Brewing Co. at the Coal Sheds, have a shot of spirits at Savage and Cook across the street or visit St. Peter’s Chapel, home to one of the largest collections of Tiffany stained glass windows under one roof.

Parking is limited so arrive early or you can hop on a tour bus/van which departs from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal and 9 other stops about every 15 minutes between 12pm and 5pm and be transported by Verismo Opera’s vocal virtuosi accompanied by a live orchestra.

There will be limited seating provided. You may also want to bring a picnic blanket or a lawn chair!

Early risers won't want to miss company member Senen Bagos kicking off the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend festivities with the National Anthem this Saturday 10/2 at 9am on the main stage. Check out his rendition from 2017 at the Alden Park Bandstand.

Program highlights:

Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor

Quartet from Rigoletto

Card Scene Trio from Carmen

Flower Duet from Madama Butterfly

“Libiamo” from La Traviata (bring your score and sing along with the chorus!)


Senen Bagos, Ellen Blakey, Josh Bongers, Hope Briggs, Obdulio Butler,

Natasha Collier, Mike Crane, Courtney Daniels, Mike Garvey, Julia Grizzell, Ross Halper, Dee Hoover, Nancy Hunt, Angela Jarosz, Jonathan Khuner, Melody King, Russ Kladko, Carlet Langford, Chris Langton, Kristin Genis-Lund, Mel Mallory, Amber Marsh, Stephen Miller, Gerardo Moreno, Michael Moran, Eliza O'Malley, Elizabeth Patterson, Lowell Silverman, Marsha Sims, Diane Squires, Mayumi Takarabe, Ellen St. Thomas, Taylor Thompson, Rachel Warner, Chris Wells, Cristin Williams, Gene Wright, Steve Zimmermann